Rogaway was a psychologist At San Quentin prison. Manny Chavez, a Pachuco kid wanted news of his paroled brother Juan, wanted it enough he was willing to go to a "brain screw" to get it.
cure it with honey
New York Times:
Highly satisfactory. It's sharply and vigorously told. It has all the currently requisite sex and
violence, but legitimately integrated into the story and theme. But it's more than just a
better-than-average toughie. Scott has lived and worked with the pachucos in Oakland; he understands them probably as well as an outsider can be permitted to; and he knows how
to make them come alive to the reader.
Tingling, rushing, violent yet thoughtful novel of danger, defiance, suspense, sudden death and sudden love. CURE IT WITH HONEY reveals more about the pachucos than is accessible
to social workers, police, probation and parole officers, prison guards or even the psychiatric clinic at San Quentin
San Francisco Chronicle:
The style is exactly suited to the raw actuality of the subject; suspense and pace are excellent, and altogether this is a thriller to impress you. The authors are to be congratulated on finding a new and living theme.
A story of suspense which lends a grim seriousness- along with some uncommonly taut excitement to the story of California's Pachucos and their hard hatred of a white world. For Rogaway, a brain screw at San Quentin, in his attempt to locate a parolee, finds that the boy has been killed, falls in love with his sister, and fights his way through knives and needles to save her in a melodrama which throws off a glazed violence and bitterness.
San Francisco Call Bulletin:
A superb short novel.
Here is no ordinary who-dunit, with fabricated background and two-dimensional characters. CURE IT WITH HONEY, starkly, brutally realistic, does something far more than offer escape through a story which mounts swiftly and movingly to an inevitable climax.
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